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A Truly Legendary Experience Welcomes You at the Washington Irving Inn.

Take The Rip Van Winkle Trail to Washington Irving Inn – in the heart of the Catskill High Peaks. The Legend of Sleepy Hallow lives on at this 15-room bed and breakfast, named in homage to the legend's creator. More than 700,000 park acres in the Northern Catskills Mountains act as a gorgeous backdrop to this 19th century resort. Learn about Candace Wheeler and other Catskills notables in your themed room or cottage, filled with authentic period pieces and antiques. Though the atmosphere at Washington Irving Inn is old-fashioned, the rooms come equipped with modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Take a dip in the pool or simple absorb the unique ambiance that surrounds you!

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Cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, and more – there's plenty to do at the Washington Irving Inn, located within the 700,000 acres of Catskills State Park. And on the days you stay in, simply enjoy the views of Plateau and Hunter Mountains from you room!
Romance abounds at the Washington Irving Inn. And how could it not with all of its 19th-century style, including each room's intimate nooks, balconies, and overall cozy ambiance that only a Victorian-style Bed & Breakfast in the Catskills could offer.
The Washington Irving Inn in the Catskill High Peaks sets the stage for your ultimate New York Catskills getaway. Experience the vibrant foliage in the fall or make the inn a winter ski destination. Washington Irving Inn is barely two miles from Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl.
Built in the 1890s, the antique Washington Irving Inn is rich in architecture and named after one of America's earliest authors. Stay in the Rip Van Winkle Room and learn about Irving's famous legend and visit the nearby Rip Van Winkle History Trail!
Enjoy classy comfort in fifteen country rooms featuring modern amenities, splendid mountain views, and authentic period pieces and antiques. There's a cocktail lounge with liquor license on the premises, along with an outdoor pool and beautiful wrap-around porch. Washington Irving Inn is a great place to spend time together as a newly married couple!
For a more secluded stay, Washington Irving Inn offers two cottage rooms. The Evergreen Room and The Rip Van Winkle Room both feature a porch surrounded by towering maples, oaks and evergreens. And these rooms are pet-friendly!
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  • All Year
Property Size
  • 15 units
Nearby City
  • Hunter
Nearby Water
  • North Lake
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet
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  • Gourmet Dining
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  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Photography
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  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
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